SPECIAL FILM EVENT!
"THE PEOPLE vs THE POLITICIANS"


Come see HEDRICK SMITH, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, present and discuss his latest film,
"THE PEOPLE vs THE POLITICIANS."
This is a story of We the People rising up... and winning!

DECEMBER 6,  7:00 - 9:00 PM

Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St, Seattle

Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com/event/3803613
Suggested donation - $6
Reception with Hedrick, a signed copy of his book and entrance to the film event - $35


Sponsored by the Meaningful Movies Project
and Fix Democracy First

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OUR UPCOMING MOVIE EVENTS

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 11/20/18 - Bellevue: Waste Land
 11/28/18 - Santa Barbara, CA: Gaviota: The End of So. Cal.
 11/28/18 - Issaquah: The True Cost: The Price for our Clothing

 11/28/18 - Ridgefield: Promised Land
 11/29/18 - Mt. Baker: Happy
 12/3/18 - Renton: Trickle Down Town
 12/7/18 - Bellevue: The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
 12/8/18 - Everett: The Economics of Happiness

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Waste Land

Waste Land

Meaningful Movies on the Eastside
Tuesday | 11/20/2018 | 7:00 PM
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA

"Waste Land" follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he travels from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his …

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Gaviota: The End of Southern California

Gaviota: The End of Southern California

Meaningful Movies in Santa Barbara
Wednesday | 11/28/2018 | 6:30 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
909 N. La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara, CA

This film explores one of the most threatened biodiversity hotspots in the world, from the ocean floor of the Santa Barbara Channel to the peaks of the jagged Santa Ynez Mountains.  With nearly 90% of Southern California’s coast lost to development, the preservation of this coastline is the last bastion of hope for wildlife fighting to survive against a world …

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The True Cost: Who Pays the Price for our Clothing?

The True Cost: Who Pays the Price for our Clothing?

Meaningful Movies of Issaquah
Wednesday | 11/28/2018 | 6:30 PM
Blakely Hall, 2550 NE Park Drive
Issaquah, WA

A film about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. "The True Cost" is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us …

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Happy

Happy

Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
Thursday | 11/29/2018 | 6:30 PM
Mt. Baker Community Club
2811 Mt. Rainier Dr. S, Seattle, WA

Does money make you happy? Kids and family? Your work? Do you live in a world that values and promotes happiness and well-being? Are we in the midst of a happiness revolution? “Happy” sets out to answer these questions and more. Covering 5 continents and four years and taking us from the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from …

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Trickle Down Town

Trickle Down Town

Meaningful Movies of Renton
Monday | 12/3/2018 | 7:00 PM
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
1700 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, WA

This brand-new film takes an up-close look at homelessness in Seattle. There are in-depth interviews with homeless people and visits to local homeless camps, including Camp Second Chance in West Seattle. Also shown are people who are working hard to help their homeless neighbors. The filmmaker, Tomasz Biernacki, says, “I have discovered that most people have uneducated, knee-jerk reactions and …

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The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Music of Strangers: Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

Meaningful Movies in Wallingford
Friday | 12/7/2018 | 7:00 PM
Keystone Congregational Church
5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA

Over the past 15 years an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music.  The Silk Road Ensemble exemplifies music's ability to blur international boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for artist and audience.  The film focuses on artists as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both …

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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness

Everett Meaningful Movies
Saturday | 12/8/2018 | 6:30 PM
Everett United Church of Christ
2624 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE for December only: Everett United Church of Christ. Going local is a powerful strategy to repair our fractured world - our ecosystems, our societies and our selves. Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate …

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